best scissors for trimming cannabis

What Are The Best Cannabis Trimming Scissors?

What are the best Cannabis Trimming Scissors?

Now that the difficult part of growing your cannabis is over comes the real challenge. Trimming your buds. It is normal to wonder what are the best weed scissors? Although any kind of scissors can be used as trimming scissors for plants, it makes sense to use plant pruning scissors as a bud trimmer.

Trimming Scissors for Plants or Normal Scissors?

Although any kind of scissors can be converted to weed scissors, it is important to know that with all the crystals on the buds, the scissors used will get covered in resin and become very sticky, which is why it is not recommendable to use your mum’s kitchen scissors as weed scissors. (Unless she is aware of course)

Luckily there are plenty of cannabis trimming scissors available to make the job easier. Our favourites are the Ikebana A.R.S scissors from Japan. These precision bud trimmer scissors were actually intended to be used for trimming Bonsai plants, with their thin and sharp cutting tip and large comfortable grips, they make a breeze out of the incredible task of trimming and manicuring cannabis.

Manual Scissors VS Automatic Trimmer for Cannabis

If the task of trimming each and every bud from a massive haul seems next to impossible or you do not have enough hands to help, there are also mechanized options. An automatic trimmer for cannabis can be either automatic scissors such as the Testarossa or bonsai hero bud trimmers, or the hybrid tumble trimmer that can be used by a manual crank or with an electric motor.

The main difference between these cannabis scissors would be that the bud trimmers open and close automatically without that much hand strain and can process very many buds in a short amount of time. On the other hand, the Tumble Trimmers are containers where leafy buds can be inserted, then with a few turns of the crank, clean and manicured buds will come out in a fraction of the effort!

Which weed scissors are better after all?

There is no simple answer to this question as the outcome really depends on how much weed you need to trim and what kind of an effort you are willing to invest. Here is a list of pros and cons of cannabis trimming scissors:

Manual Weed Scissors

  • Better trichome quality
  • Precise trimming
  • Nicer looking buds

  • Labour intensive
  • Sticky and messy
  • Cannabis scissors require constant cleaning

Mechanical Cannabis Scissors

  • Less effort
  • Faster processing of buds
  • Larger amounts of harvest are easier to handle

  • Trichomes have a lower quality as they tend to break off
  • Automatic trimmer for cannabis is usually expensive
  • Some specialty trimmers are heavy and may be dangerous to use if not experienced

With those points in mind, it is up to you to pick the bud trimmer that best suits your needs. If you have any doubts regarding how to go through the whole harvesting process, we recommend you take a look at our other FAQ entries regarding Cannabis Harvest best practices.

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